Poop happens. It’s a fact of life. Or Everyone Poops. However you look at it, it’s something that definitely has to be handled when using cloth diapers. That being said, no all cloth diapers are the same and not all of them handle poop equally well. Some handle poop just fine, but are absolutely horrendous to clean. Sometimes, though, the best diaper for poo is also the worst to clean.
Here’s my poop preference, in order from “please poop in this” to “no pooping ever, please.”
Best Bottom Diapers
Best Bottom diapers are a double-edged poop sword. I hate cleaning poop out of them because the PUL is exposed. That makes it more likely to bounce back at me if I have the diaper sprayer pressure on too high. On the other hand, though, there is no mess that Best Bottom diapers can’t contain. They even contained a prune blowout that caused me to throw out a pair of pajamas earlier that same day. And if I don’t use the diaper sprayer on the shell, it’s easier to just use a cloth wipe, flushable wipe or toilet paper to wipe poo out of the double gusset. At least, once I get past the “ick” factor of wiping a diaper shell like I’d wipe my daughter’s bottom.
Rumparooz are, again, a double gusset diaper. I know that it will contain the mess well. It’s easier to clean out than Best Bottom, but I don’t have the same confidence in Rumparooz cloth diapers’ ability to contain poo. That, I think, is largely because Eudora hasn’t had a prune ‘splosion in her Rumparooz yet.
FuzziBunz cloth diapers are just a great, all around diaper. The lack of a double gusset means that it has a harder time containing the truly disgustingly runny stuff, but it still contains well enough to salvage an outfit. Plus, it’s amazingly easy to clean with a diaper sprayer. It’s a relief when Norton relieves himself in a FuzziBunz. Messes just spray right off, no problems.
BumGenius 4.0 is another great all around cloth diaper that works well. It won’t necessarily contain the truly explosive stuff, but it’ll contain the run-of-the-mill ickies. This is a preferred diaper for average poop due to the ease of cleaning. The only downside is that there’s this wonderful little flap that goes over the back of the pocket, and that flap can hold water when I spray to rinse. It’s not a big deal for middle poopers, but it sucks for kids who poop up the back.
Wow. This has gotten long! I’ll continue this list tomorrow. What’s your favorite diaper for baby poo?